The Iwaki Auditorium is a small concert hall that is part of the ABC
complex at Southbank close to
the Melbourne Arts Centre. It seats about 200
people and is well suited to chamber and solo performances. It is often used
by the ABC for live broadcasts , particularly for the Sunday Live program on
ABC Classic FM.
The auditorium is the rehearsal studio for the Melbourne Symphony
Orchestra and is also used as a recording studio. It is named after
Hiroyuki Iwaki, the Japanese born conductor whose long association
with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra resulted in him being that orchestra's
first Conductor Laureate. Maestro Iwaki died in June 2006.